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Season Extension Workshop

  • Oak Park Main Library 834 Lake Street Oak Park, IL, 60301 United States (map)

Season Extension Workshop 

Many of us look forward to the growing season all winter long.  We page through seed catalogs, buy our seeds, plan our garden; we dream about new varieties to experiment with to make the upcoming season the best ever. But the window of opportunity between last frost and first frost feels shorter and shorter every year.  Have you ever wished for a productive garden that you can start in April and produce through Thanksgiving?

Please join us from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, when OPRF native Dan Gibbs will discuss some tricks and tips to extend your growing season well outside the Mothers' Day to Labor Day window.  Bring your questions and an open mind, and get ready to stretch your growing season to it's full potential!

Oak Park Main Library
First Floor - Community Engagement Space
834 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301


Dan Gibbs is a River Forest native who spent many years as a commercial produce farmer in Southeast Wisconsin, growing using organic methods.  Dan is active in the urban agriculture community, and is an obsessive gardener now living in the Galewood neighborhood.  Dan also owns The Backyard Farmer, a food garden creation business with a mission to make local food gardening accessible and easy for families through education, inspiration and ongoing support.

Later Event: September 28
Volunteer Meeting